Thursday, July 24, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
For this first card, I stamped the image with palette hybrid black and colored it with my copics. The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink and stamped in Timber Brown Staz-on. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye and the card base is SU Kraft. I added a row of paper piercing across the top instead of using ribbon.
For the second card I stamped the same image with Brown Staz-on and colored it with my prismacolor pencils and OMS. I used the same greeting from Paper Trey Ink and punched it out with the small oval punch from SU. The patterned paper and red solid are a piece of unmarked double sided paper I found in my craft room. I think it might be from CosmoCricket. The mat on the image is SU Chocolate Chip and the card base is SU Kraft. Instead of using ribbon on this card I added some thin twine.
I don't know where the elk image is from. I've had it for a couple of years and I know it was part of a grab bag but I don't remember where I bought it.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
dinner, consider bringing a hand decorated towel as a hostess gift.
I altered a flour sack towel by sewing a strip of ribbon along the bottom of the towel and then stamping just above the ribbon. For the stamping I arranged the silverware and words from the Bon Appetit set by Clear and Simple Stamps on my acrylic block and then stamped them repeatedly along the bottom of the towel using VersaCraft ink and heat set them with my iron.
I picked up the little tin for $1 at Michael's and thought it would work well to hold the towel so I stamped the Let's Eat sentiment and put that on the front of the tin then added a bow and small little matching gift card to the top. I plan to roll the towel up to fit in the tin.
This will be great to have on hand the next time I need a little hostess gift. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you're all having a wonderful day!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I used SU certainly celery for the base with a mat of wild wasabi and groovy guava. I stamped the words on the whisper white piece with palette hybrid noir and then I stamped the little man on another piece of whisper white and cut him out leaving the hat extending past the circle and matted him on wild wasabi. I colored him with prismacolor pencils and OMS and mounted him to the card with popdots. Side Note: I just noticed that I forgot to color the gift he's holding so I'll have to finish it before I use it. Oops! Is that a sign of age? Forgetful?!
- Stamps: Gina K You Know You're Old When from the Tickle your funny bone series
- Papers: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava all from Stampin Up
- Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir
- Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Fiskars Circle Cutter, Popdots
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I arranged the spoon, knife and fork together on my acrylic block and stamped them on the corner of the envelopes with SU Certainly celery ink and again on a piece of white cardstock. I used my nestabilities with my cuttlebug for the circles. Over the silverware I stamped the words in Archival ink. The card base is white and the polka dot paper is from SU.
This picture shows the inside of the invitations.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're all having a wonderful day!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Here are a couple more cards using the scor-pal to create my own patterned paper. See original post here for details.
For the patterned paper on both cards I used the Fontwerks Signature Flowers set again. The first card uses antique linen and worn lipstick Distress Inks. The sentiment is from Inque Boutique's Quotopia set. It is stamped in brushed corduroy Distress Ink on vanilla cardstock and the edges are sponged with antique linen. The card base is Kraft and the flower is from Prima.
The second card uses only worn lipstick Distress Ink. The quote stamp is also from the Inque Boutique Quotopia set.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
- Stamps: Hero Arts
- Papers: White cardstock, Kraft from Stampin Up
- Ink: Colorbox White pigment, Versamark
- Accessories: Prisma color pencils, White EP, Sewing machine
Friday, July 4, 2008
I love the new Keeper set from Artistic Outpost! It just reminds me of all those lazy days spent at the cabin. For this card I stamped the image with Vintage Photo Distress Ink then distressed the edges with my Heidi Swapp distressing tool and sponged the edges with more Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye (I think) and the brown is a scrap from my LSS. I used a SU slip punch to create the scallop border and then punched each scallop with my mini circle punch. I cut the heart from felt and added some ribbon, a prima flower and a dew drop.
Thanks for stopping. I hope you're all having a Happy 4th of July!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
- Stamps: Fontwerks, Rubbernecker
- Papers: White cardstock, Kraft from LSS
- Ink: Distress Inks (Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy)
- Accessories: Scor-pal, pop-dots, ribbon, Tim Holtz Fragment
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Using my Scor-pal and plain white cardstock I scored the cardstock every half inch in one direction, turned it 90 degrees and scored every half inch again creating a grid.
Next I stamped one of the square patterns with tattered rose Distress Ink using my scored lines as a guide.
After I stamped the entire sheet with the square I inked up one of the circle stamps using antique linen Distress Ink and stamped that in the center of each remaining square.
Take a look at your stamps and see what you have that might be perfect for this technique. I know I'll be getting a lot more use out of this set now using this idea. Thanks for stopping by!